Nicholson's Pubs

The Hoop and Grapes, London


One of central London’s oldest pubs

Built in 1593, The Hoop and Grapes is the oldest licensed house in the city of London.

A Grade II listed building, our historic pub is lucky to be standing today – the Great Fire of London stopped just 50 yards away in 1666! As a result, we’re one of the very few timber buildings to have survived this devastating moment in London history.

Stepping into our tall, slim building feels like stepping back in time, with sash windows, low ceilings, and plenty of charm.

The pub was originally named Hops and Grapes to show it sold both beer and wine. Today you’ll of course still find drinks made with hops and grapes… plus spirits, cocktails, and a great choice of other drinks on the menu.  

Find us


The Hoop and Grapes, 47 Aldgate High Street,
London, Greater London, EC3N 1AL

Tel: 020 7481 4583

A unique city centre pub with a rich history


The Great Fire of London in 1666 stopped just 50 yards from The Hoop and Grapes and we were lucky to be one of the few timber framed buildings to survive from this period. Twisted and bent by time, the front of the building leans out and was only saved by extensive restoration. Our name was originally the Hops and Grapes to show it sold both beer and wine.

Find us

The Hoop and Grapes,47 Aldgate High Street,
Greater London,EC3N 1AL

Tel: 020 7481 4583

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 22:00

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11:00 - 22:00
  • Christmas Day CLOSED
  • Boxing Day CLOSED
  • New Years Eve 12:00 - 23:00
  • New Years Day 12:00 - 22:00



As a British brand with a heritage of 150+ years, we pride ourselves on our position as purveyors of perfect pints and unbeatable pies, with tempting dishes on our British pub classic menus.

Imagine taking your seat for starters we know you’ll like… Pulled Duck Croquettes and Garlic Mushrooms on Sourdough, suited to every appetite.

And here’s something we can’t deny, we’re pretty famous for our hand-crafted specialty pies, including our brand-new Chicken and Truffled Oyster Mushroom Pie and our British Steak & Nicholson's Pale Ale Pie. Come out of the cold and try one for yourself, won’t you?

As well as our famous pies, we’ve got big twists on other classic pub food such as sausage and mash, mouth watering burgers and good old fish and chips. See our menu to discover them all.

Someone in your group got a sweet tooth? Here comes another British pub classic worth rushing to your nearest booth: our traditional new Bramley Apple & Blackberry Crumble. This is British pub food, done right.



Here at Aldgate London, we pride ourselves on serving an exquisite selection of perfectly-poured, ever-changing Cask Ales – including our very own Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery in Cornwall. You’ll also discover the wonders of our Gin Palace, featuring glorious gins from juniper-heavy and robust to sweet and fruity and every flavour profile in-between – all waiting at your local Nicholson’s in London.